Many of you may already know the story of Jose Sanchez-Ronquillo.
The CHS Communicator gives some of the background, and a sense of the family, here.
As Lauren Slagter of M-Live noted on May 1, "The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, in Detroit, granted a temporary stay on Sanchez-Ronquillo's pending deportation on Monday, May 1, said Sanchez-Ronquillo's attorney Monica Smith."
Well, that was then. But now there is an emergency motion to deport Jose Luis before the Board of Immigration Appeals has a chance to hear motions about reopening the case.
I got an urgent email this weekend from a Bach/Slauson parent:
"You may already be aware that one of our beloved Bach/Slauson/Pioneer community members, Jose Luis Sanchez-Ronquillo, is in danger of being deported. We've just received some upsetting news regarding his case. The government has made an emergency motion to deport Jose Luis next , before the Board of Immigration Appeals has a chance to hear motions about reopening the case. The government's motion will be heard in Detroit next .We have organized a rally to support Jose and his family on @ in Detroit. I am wondering if there is any way the PTOC can help spread the word about this event? A similar rally was held outside the courthouse during Yousef Ajin's hearing - many Community High School students attended this rally and they were successful in stopping his deportation.SOME WAYS WE CAN HELP:1. SHARE the FB event widely on social media: https://www.facebook.com/even
ts/789048444596348/. And spread the word to all your contacts.2. ATTEND the Rally next @ - Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48226.
|The rally will be held Tuesday, May 16th, 11 a.m. at the Levin Courthouse in Detroit.|
The Honorable David Lawson231 W Lafayette Blvd # 628Detroit, MI 48226Thank you so much for helping this important family in our community!"
One more thing: If you are interested in immigration issues, the Washtenaw County Commissioners are considering a pro-immigrant resolution this Wednesday, May 17th at their Board of Commissioners meeting. Here is more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1829603477292520/
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